Dec 9, 2012 4:00am PST
surgery there. >>> egyptians woke up skeptical about the latest move by president morsi. he says he's cancel most of the sweeping powers he krecently decreed for himself. critics call his change of heart a farce. that power grab led to rioting in the streets. morsi says he's pushing ahead with the referendum of draft constitutions but opponents say it's virtually shut them out of the process. >>> an american doctor kidnapped in afghanistan has been released. local afghan officials say he was abducted by smug lers. an afghan doctor who was also taken but was released after his family paid a $12,000 ransom. two men were arrested. >>> in sports native quarterback johnny manziel became the first freshman to ever win the heisman trophy. manziel scored 43 touchdown this year and 4,600 yards has smashed the southeastern conference as well. good for him. >>> new video leased by the kansas city police shows jovan belcher before his death. one shows police talking to belcher after they found him apparently sleeping behind the wheel in his car. he was not arrested but police determined he had
Dec 2, 2012 3:00am PST
of president morsi and his supporters and shifting away from the opposition factions behind us and the president's opponents. this morning, egypt's top court was set to rule on the constitutionality of president morsi's decrees last week and the constitutionality of this special panel that drafted the constitution. they released a statement saying they canceled the hearing after pro-morsi demonstrators, supporters of the president, surrounded the courthouse. it's not clear if or when this hearing is going to be rescheduled, but now it seems the road is a little more clear. the stage is set for the president to get his way, for this nationwide referendum to take place on december 15th. opposition factions behind us say they've been squeezed out of this process. they're concerned that an islamist islam ist dominated government down the road could deny them rights. if people don't like it, randi, they can go out to the ballot boxes and vote no. >> it soundsike that the judges in putting this off perhaps they don't feel safe. >> reporter: well, it was a tense situation this morning
Dec 9, 2012 3:00am PST
on cnn. >>> morsi grabs sweeping powers. opposition leaders call his move a farce. reza sayah is in cairo with more. >> morsi can certainly argue he made concession to the opposition, but the opposition rejecting the argument. one opposition figure calling the president's movie a joke. let's give you some background and explain what the president did on saturday. there are two red-button issues that really outraged the opposition and really sparked the protest that we've seen in egypt over the past two and a half weeks. one was the set of controversial decrees he announced last month that gave him additional powers, made him immune from the judiciary until a parliament was formed. and then you had the draft constitution. the opposition said this constitution was drafted by a panel that squeezed out the liberal voices, the moderate voices. the opposition demanded the president to annul and cancel the decrees and the constitution or at least postpone the nationwide vote on the constitution. on saturday night, the president agreed to annul the decrease. here's the announcement made after a l
Dec 8, 2012 3:00am PST
morsi is meeting with members of the opposition to end the worst crisis since he took office. let's bring in rasa. oppositions are snubbing today's meeting. >> that's why i don't think that many people are too optimistic that these talks will have a positive outcome because the top leaders of the opposition said the president hasn't met their demands. remember, this was a suggestion made by the president thursday night when he made his televised address. he asked the leaders of the different political factions to get together at the palace today to talk things out and the political factions and their leaders said no. however, last night the president did make a statement that could be construed and viewed by the opposition as a concession. he made a statement saying he is willing to postpone this nationwide referendum on the draft constitution that is scheduled for next saturday, december 15th. he said he's willing to do it if he's guaranteed that the courts will not challenge him. is this a genuine effort by the president to reach some sort of compromise or is it something else?